Security Newspaper reports:
Fire Rescue Victoria’s (FRV) emails, phones, and emergency dispatch systems that automate firefighters’ tasks, such as opening station doors as soon as firefighters get an emergency call, were all affected by a hack, which resulted in “a broad IT outage.”
The malfunction in the department’s network was found for the first time early on Thursday, but the authorities didn’t first consider it to be the result of a cyberattack. In spite of the fact that the cyberattack was primarily directed at the emergency dispatch system, the fire department was had to turn off its whole network as a safety measure.
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